Campus Life

Transitioning as a First-Gen student

Transitioning as a First-Gen student

In an earlier blog post, Finding Community as a First-Gen Student, I talked about how FYSEP helped me find community at Dartmouth and how it made transitioning easier. However, transitioning to Dartmouth doesn’t happen entirely within your first term; it’s a continuous process. When the term began, […]

Roaming around the girdled earth

Roaming around the girdled earth

One of the things that stands out most clearly about Dartmouth is how pretty it is—the first time I drove up with my parents, I noted how the sky seemed to be bluer than it was back in New Jersey, and how the air seemed crisper and […]

Five Small(ish) Reasons I Chose Dartmouth

Five Small(ish) Reasons I Chose Dartmouth

Wedding cake, yogurt parfaits, Super Bowl dip — all kinds of delicacies come in layers. Why shouldn’t decisions? My senior year of high school, I knew I wanted a small liberal arts school with strong academics and curious students. I knew I wanted a rural […]

Summer Dreamin’

Summer Dreamin’

Winter provides plenty of great opportunities to take great pictures or do fun activities, but summer is still my favorite time of year. Summer is especially exciting at Dartmouth because there’s so much to do. A day after returning from the IRA Championships during the […]

Summer School is not punishment

Summer School is not punishment

The especially cold days here in the northeast have me yearning for summer: Sophomore Summer, specifically. Dartmouth’s academic calendar, the D-Plan as we call it, requires all students to be on campus taking classes during the summer term between their sophomore and junior years. As […]

Winter at Dartmouth: Out of This World

Winter at Dartmouth: Out of This World

A few weekends ago, Dartmouth’s campus was embroiled in cold war. No, it had nothing to do with Putin, nothing to do with Russia; nothing, in fact, to do with diplomacy (that is, unless you count negotiating due dates). Put aside all thoughts of Stalin […]

How I’ve Learned to Embrace Feedback in College

How I’ve Learned to Embrace Feedback in College

In my public speaking class from the fall, one of my classmates delivered a speech during which he spent five minutes thanking feedback. His “Ode to Feedback,” though partially satirical, helped me reflect on my own college journey and the ways in which receiving (and […]

Club sports for the win

Club sports for the win

When I came to Dartmouth, I walked on to the Varsity Swimming and Diving team. I wanted to continue competing in the sport I had loved all throughout high school, and I wanted to do it at the highest level possible. I won’t lie and […]

Lessons From Oscar Winning Director Barry Jenkins

Lessons From Oscar Winning Director Barry Jenkins

Earlier this term, I got the awesome privilege of meeting one of my heroes, Barry Jenkins. Barry—the Oscar-winning director of the film Moonlight (If you haven’t seen it yet, do it!!)—was invited to share some of his experiences at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. […]

From Footballs to Snowballs

From Footballs to Snowballs

Today was the first day in weeks that it’s snowed in Hanover, and it’s been an adventure to say the least. I’m currently writing this post after surviving the treacherous ride back from Boston amidst a snowstorm, which I promise is twice as intense when […]

Ode to the Collis Smoothie

Ode to the Collis Smoothie

This post is dedicated to one of the little things that has had a surprisingly big affect on my college experience. It was fall of 2014 (my first term at Dartmouth), and I soon discovered Collis Cafe (Dartmouth’s most acclaimed dining option). Collis is a […]